Thursday, 16 May 2019

Eddie Harris ‎– I Need Some Money (1975)

Style: Jazz-Funk
Format: CD, Vinyl. Cass.
Label: Atlantic

A1.   I Need Some Money
A2.   Get On Down
A3.   Time To Do Your Thing
A4.   Carnival
B1.   Don't Want Nobody
B2.   Bumpin
B3.   That's It

Acoustic Guitar, Bass – Bradley Bobo (tracks: A1,A3,B3)
Bass – Rufus Reid (tracks: A2,A4,B1,B2)
Congas, Percussion – Fred Walker
Drums – Calvin Barnes (tracks: A1 to A3,B1 to B3)
Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer – Ronald Muldrow
Piano, Electric Piano, Saxophone, Vocals, Reed Trumpet, Electronic Drums – Eddie Harris
Producer – Geoffrey Haslam
Recorded By, Remix – Bruce Swedien

A nice little funk album from Eddie – one that shouldn't work, but does nicely, thanks to a unique approach to the groove! Eddie's still playing plenty of electric sax on the set – and is going for a sound here that's equal parts soul jazz, modal groove, and down and dirty funk! The album kicks off with the catchy vocal number "I Need Some Money", which features a chugging Varitone groove in the background. Other cuts mix up funk and soul, and add in touches of the "electric rhythm machine", which was heard on a few earlier Harris albums for Atlantic. Very strange, but strangely nice – and with the cuts "Bumpin", "Get On Down", "Carnival", "That's It", and "Time To Do Your Thing".
dusty groove

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